TOKYO – Japanese auto makers continue to expand powertrain capacity in Asia as they try to boost local content in the region. Japan’s Big Three – Toyota, Nissan and Honda – all are aiming for more than 90% regional content in engines and transmissions in the next few years. And they are making substantial investments to achieve that goal. In China, Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng will add 600,000 units of capacity in 2013 at a new plant in Zhengzhou, ...
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